The industry’s
best kept secret

The perfect location for vehicle testing, development, and driver training, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground is the largest privately-owned vehicle test track facility in the UK. As an operational airfield, Bruntingthorpe also offers the opportunity for clients to fly into the site. Our impressive 3.2km main straight is the highlight of the 6.5km circuit, giving drivers the chance to push their vehicles to the very limit. With a kart track, digging area, and demanding cross-country, off-road track, there’s sure to be something for all of our customers.

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The industry’s
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The versatile facilities at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground are perfect for not only vehicle performance testing but also filming. Whether feature films or tv documentaries, the facilities are extensive, allowing media companies the flexibility that they need for different types of shoot. The tracks are also perfect for other media shoots such as static magazine shoots or videoing for social media. Give us a call to discuss your filming requirements.

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The industry’s
best kept secret

Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground is the perfect site for testing all types of vehicles, from sleek supercars through to battle tanks; the facilities lend themselves perfectly for all manner of different tests. Track users benefit from exemplary site security, perfect Midlands site location and extensive test facilities. The test tracks are based around a 2 mile-long straight, with the straight forming the back-bone of a 4.2 long mile test track. In addition to the longer Main Circuit we have two smaller 2 mile-long circuits, a kart circuit, a 4x4 circuit and a Rough Terrain Centre.

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The industry’s
best kept secret

The Bruntingthorpe site is family owned and managed by a small team which allows us to be highly flexible to specialist, and maybe sometimes unusual test requirements. We are not governed by highly corporate company structure and procedures which in turn allows us to respond to unique customer requirements. Give the team a call if you have unique or interesting test requirement as we’ll be delighted to talk it over with you.  

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Our site specialises in comprehensive vehicle testing. At Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, a majority of our services involve vehicle testing and development. We are well placed to host companies wanting to test prototype vehicles including unmanned ground and air vehicles, military vehicles,...

Vehicle Testing

We provide the ability to undertake professional driver training onsite. Thanks to our comprehensive suite of track and off-road facilities alongside access to a large fleet of specialist vehicles, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground lends itself as one of the best locations for driver training...

Driver Training

Bruntingthorpe’s facilities, scenery, and sheer scale provide a unique filming location. Alongside our numerous test tracks and training circuits, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground is also an impressive filming location. Documentary makers, independent movies and blockbuster productions are...

Film & Photography

Nestled in the Leicestershire countryside, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground is ideal for specialist vehicle testing and non-vehicular applications. When high security and a private test track are needed for your specialist vehicle applications, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground has everything all in...

Specialist Testing

Proving Ground

Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground truly is a hidden delight in the heart of Leicestershire, offering a safe and secure facility for vehicle testing, driver training, and filming.


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Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire is the current home of C Walton Limited, Manheim Auctions, Big Thunder Events, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and the Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, featuring the iconic Cold War Jets Collection as well as a number of other automotive businesses. All situated within the 670-acre site, there is something to meet the needs of each of our customers. Our wide range of facilities allow us to cater for any type of event, from the standard to the obscure, and thanks to our 3.2km straight, Bruntingthorpe still operates as an active airfield.